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The State of Freelancing in 2017 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know: In 2016 there were 55 million freelancers in the US—35% of the US workforce!

If you’re one of them, then you’re in good company.

And freelancing won’t go away anytime soon.

Why do people freelance? Where do they get freelance jobs? How much do they earn? Click To Tweet

Some highlights from this infographic:

  • Over 2 million people in the United States joined the freelancing workforce in 2016
  • 63% of freelancers do so by choice, not because they were forced into it
  • 79% of freelancers say freelancing is better than working for an employer
  • Web developers seem to be earning the most, with an average income of $6,000 per month (of course, this varies widely from one freelancer to another)
  • Freelancer.com is the top freelancing site with 23.5 million registered users
  • And my favorite: “The majority of freelancers who left a traditional full-time position, made more within a year.”

In short, the state of freelancing in 2017 is extremely positive and encouraging, indeed!

Why do people freelance? Where do they get freelance jobs? How much do they earn? The infographic below gives answers:

State of Freelancing 2017

Source: Zeqr.com

What about you? Do you freelance or are you thinking of freelancing, either full-time or on the side? And if you are a freelancer, does the information on this infographic accurately reflect your experience?

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